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[#10] Genesis 1:11-13 – Why Blood Won’t Help Your Crops Grow

One Verse PodcastWhen crops fail, famine strikes, or drought occurs, what are your thoughts about God’s involvement in such things?

If you lived back in biblical times, you might think that the gods were angry at you, and that to appease their wrath, you needed to offer a blood sacrifice.

People don’t do this today, but many of us still think that when bad things happen, it is because God has neglected us, or worse yet, is out to punish us for something. So we pray, and tithe, and cry out to God for forgiveness and mercy. Strangely, this response is not that much different from the ancient pagan religious practice of offering blood sacrifices.

In both cases, we think God is mad at us and needs some sort of sacrifice or offering to love us and forgive us and accept us once again.

In this One Verse Podcast study, we look at Genesis 1:11-13 and see that God doesn’t want blood and He doesn’t want tears. All He wants is for us to know how much He loves us.

Stick around to see how Moses teaches this by writing about plants, trees, seeds, and fruit.

The Text of Genesis 1:11-13

Baal cycle and Genesis 1 11-13Genesis 1:11-13. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the third day.

In this discussion of Genesis 1:11-13 we look at:

  • Why Moses wrote so repetitively about plants and trees reproducing after their kind.
  • What the ancient Canaanites believed about how plants and trees grew.
  • How God’s creation of plants and trees shows us that He is only looking out for our good.

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[#09] Genesis 1:11-12 – Was there Death before the Fall?

One Verse PodcastThis episode of the One Verse Podcast might be the strangest one yet. We’re going to talking about oceans of bunnies and mountains of spiders, and what both have to do with Genesis 1:11-12.

If you want to hear something you’ve probably never heard before, listen to the Podcast below!

The Text of Genesis 1:11-12

Genesis 1:11-12. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

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In this discussion of Genesis 1:11-12 we look at:

  • Why there are two actions of God on Day 3 of Creation.
  • How Day 3 serves as a literary “hinge” between Days 1-3 and Days 4-6.
  • Whether there are 1, 2, or 3 types of plants mentioned in Genesis 1:11-12.
  • What it means for plants to bear seed “after their kind.”
  • Why death is necessary for creation to properly function.
  • What the plant cycle before the Fall teaches us about spiritual cycles in our own lives.

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[#08] Genesis 1:10 – Naming the Earth and the Seas

One Verse PodcastAre you scared to stand before God in judgment? Lots of people are, but we’re going to today from Genesis 1:10 that you have nothing to fear from the judgment of God.

You will see this from how God names the earth and the seas, and you will also see that no matter what God does, He does it always and only for your good.

The Text of Genesis 1:10

Genesis 1:10. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:10 dry land and seas

In this discussion of Genesis 1:10 we look at:

  • What it really means for God to judge.
  • Why the names that God gave the earth and the seas are theologically significant.
  • Why God does what He does in creation (and in your life).

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